We Welcome You
Saint Gabriel Episcopal Church of Portland, Oregon is located in the Bethany area of Washington County between Beaverton and Hillsboro. Visit us at 17435 NW West Union Rd, Portland, OR 97229.
Welcome from Mother LouAnn
Welcome to our church! I am excited to share some information about this community I love so much!
I first came to St. Gabriel in the fall of 2004, planning to spend one year serving as their part-time priest, then to return to my full-time job as Head Chaplain at Oregon Episcopal School. Given that I am writing this, you know that planned return did not happen. Why? I fell in love with the people here. What I found was a community of people dedicated to building a strong relationship with the Holy One. One of the wonderful aspects of the Episcopal Church is that no two people see the Holy in the exact same way…and we like that! The common belief held here is in the power of Love, and the promise of hope. The shared experience is often one of joy. We really like to be with one another, and we love to welcome new people into our midst. To really understand what this church is like, one needs to worship here.
Here at St. Gabriel we love to repeat the Archangel’s message found in Luke’s Gospel, “…with God nothing shall be impossible.” It is something we believe.
Please join us for worship on Sundays at 8:00 am and at 10:00am, Wednesdays at 9:30am , or stop by to visit during office hours Tuesday-Thursday 9:00-2:00 and Friday from 9:00-1:00.
St. Gabriel’s is a church you just have to visit – see you soon!
The Rev. LouAnn Pickering, Rector (aka Mama Lou)
In the knowledge that God loves us all without exception, St. Gabriel Episcopal Church welcomes and affirms everyone as they are. St. Gabriel is a church in motion which seeks to bring God ever closer to those in spiritual need. Assisting God in this effort helps each of us to acknowledge and advance God’s purpose for God’s children. Jesus teaches us to love, an attribute that we all require in our daily lives.
2019/2020 Christmas & Epiphany Schedule
Nov 10: First Sunday of 7-week Advent
Nov 16: Church/Preschool Auction
Nov 27: Thanksgiving Eucharist, 7:30pm, St. John the Baptist
Dec 8: Advent Party, 4:30pm
Dec 21: Longest Night Service , 5:00pm
Dec 22: Bishop Michael’s visit, 8:00am & 10:00am
Dec 24: Christmas Eve Family Service, 4:00pm
Dec 24: Christmas Eve Choral Service, 10:00pm
Dec 25: Christmas Eucharist, 9:00am
Jan 5: Epiphany Sunday, Nativity Play, 10:00am
Feb 26: Ash Wednesday